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Volume 26

June 7, 2021

Learning Resource for Week 35 June 7-11

Message from Teacher Dave & Teacher Jessica:

Happy Pride Month! Pride takes place each June celebrating and supporting people that identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning). Pride is the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of the community.

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the first Pride march, which was on the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in 1969. You can learn more about the events of Stonewall here. You’ll find cities in the US and around the world having parades and marches that start in June and throughout the summer commemorating Pride.

Our four program-wide expectations are Be CourageousBe CuriousBe CompassionateBe A Community. This week we will focus on how children can Be Curious

We are Curious when we….

– explore new ideas

 ask “I Wonder” questions

– imagine the possibilities

– test our ideas

– value the challenge

In this week’s Learning Resource, you’ll find an activity to help your child learn to Be Curious! Let us know how it went!

Art / Writing

Shape Trace – With this ‘do it yourself’ shape trace, this will help your child with their hand eye coordination and shape recognition. All parents have to do is dot out a few shapes on a paper while the child traces over each shape and says the shape name out loud. After drawing the shapes feel free to encourage your child to color, cut them out and glue them onto a fresh sheet of paper to create a collage.

 

Math / Science

Water cycle in a bag: Grab a Ziploc sandwich bag and a marker to draw a sun, cloud and water. Then fill a small measuring cup with 1/4 cup of water and pour it into the ziplock back seal it tightly. Use tape to hang the bag on the window and then watch it work. You will see the water warm in the sunlight and evaporate into vapor. As that vapor cools, it changes back into liquid {condensed} just like a cloud. And when enough water condenses, the air can’t hold it anymore and the water falls down in the form of precipitation.

Language / Literacy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

https://vimeo.com/444704041

For another activity, listen to this read-aloud of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and talk about your favorite snacks and foods to eat! What do you do when you’re feeling hungry? What kinds of foods are healthy that you love to eat?

Math / Science

Be Curious: Ask “I Wonder” questions

This activity helps with counting as well as expanding on your child’s current math skills! We are curious when we value challenges and ask questions. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Objects for counting (this can be anything! Crayons, buttons, blocks…)
  • And that’s it! J

Support your child as they practice counting up the objects. When they get as high as they can go, ask your child, “I wonder what number comes after” or “I wonder what would happen if I put some to the side, how many would be left?” Questions that can help your child think out loud and hands-on! This can help your child Be Curious while also helping extend their current skill!